Getting arrested in San Antonio is stressful, but not being able to pay bail to get out of jail is an added layer of frustration. Once a court judge sets the bail amount, you have several bail bond options to choose from even if you don’t have enough money to pay if full. Review following bail bond types and choose the option that is best for your pocket book.
Bail Bond Types
- Traditional Bail Bond – Once a court judge sets your bail amount, acquiring a typical bail bond will help you get out of jail so that you won’t have to stay behind bars until your trial date. Although most bail bond payments are up to 15% of the set bail amount, acquisition of a bail bond is contingent upon approval of your co-signer or acceptance of collateral. Call us at (210) 463-5561 for more information.
- Personal Recognizance Bond – The Personal Recognizance Bond, or PR Bond, ensures law enforcers that you’ll be present for your court appearances. At your pre-trial hearing, a Bexar County court judge will review your case and your criminal background. If the judge determines that you pose no threat to the community and won’t leave town, you’ll be able to consider this type of bond.
A PR Bond benefit: you won’t have to pay anything even after the judge sets your bail, and you don’t need a co-signer. Keep in mind that if you don’t keep your commitment and fail to show up in court, you must pay the full amount that your bail was set for. You could also get arrested all over again, resulting in even more jail time.
- Signature Bond – This bond doesn’t require immediate payment and is usually granted by a court judge to defendants during a pre-trial release program. This kind of program allows defendants to see a judge who will review his or her case details. By signing a warrant receipt (which will be issued if you don’t uphold your end of the agreement), this bond guarantees the court that you’ll be present for all appearances.
At McRae Bail Bonds, we’re determined to help you get a bail bond and out of jail fast. No matter your financial situation, we are a phone call away from getting your freedom back so talk to one of our knowledgeable agents now at (210) 463-5561. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.